** BRAZIL. 11745 & 11815, April 14 at 0514, crackling spurs from 11780.1v RNA/RNB are audible but poorly while the extra 11710 one is not, general signal levels being lower than usual (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15730, April 14 at 1325, RHC is back on its new frequency today with a speech, as heard April 12 but not April 13. By 1408 it`s still on with music, but so are 11860 and 13740, which are supposed to close at 1400, as the sloppyrators at RadioCuba have not got around to turning them off. I also notice some CCI under 13740, which per HFCC would after 1400 be IBB in Chinese via TINIAN on Tue & Thu only; before 1400, Noel Green in England was getting QRM from RRI in Russian on 13740 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** EGYPT. 13850, April 14 at 0515, R. Cairo signal is VG, but Arabic is suptorted and unreadable as usual; nor do I hear spurs plus/minus 10 this time (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. 15485: UTwente via gh hears nothing on 15485 at 1600 or 1630 April 13, one of the HFCC-registered hours for English from RFI. Mike Cooper adds: ``Nothing heard on 15485 at 1600 UT or 15690 at 1700; no carrier detected``. So as suspected in our last report, it appears that 06-07 UT on 13725 is the only real English hour on SW from RFI, since I really heard it April 13. Yet undeconfirmed is the 18-19 on 5985, but presumably like the 15690 and 15485 listings, 1) NOT really on the air and 2) when they were, not RFI at all but Taiwan relays (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** MEXICO. 1030, April 14 at 1245 UT as I tune in, ``Radio Fórmula, Ciudad Juárez`` ID, quickly losing out to gospel huxtering in English, KCTA TX or KCWJ MO. It`s XEYC, 1/1 kW per IRCA, or 5/0.5 kW per Cantú and WRTH (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Checking Yellowstone Public Radio webcast, Monday April 13 at 1700+ UT for listed `Mad About Music`, as we suspected that series has expired, and now really heard, starting late as usual at 1705, is `Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival`. But it`s not the new 2015 series of 2014 concerts. Schubert`s Quintet for Strings plays after a long interview about it, but no Schubert happens to appear anywhere on this year`s or last years`s listings for SFCMS from syndicator WFMT. Never mind: it`s great music and presented here in 81 kpbs stereo. Finally at program outro mentioned as the last performance in the 40th season of the Festival: Since 2015 is the 43rd season, this must have been from 2012! whose broadcast rights would seemingly have expired by now. We`ll see if YPR gets into the current series during this hour from next week? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 720, April 14 at 1240 UT, half a sesquihour after sunrise here, I start scanning MW from the bottom to find what`s still skywaving: here in Spanish is `Trabajos`, quick call-ins offering day-jobs such as ``decking, stucco, yardero`` with phone numbers mostly in 210 area code. Bits of music interspersed. Obviously KSAH Universal City (San Antonio) TX (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1320, April 14 at 1249 UT, ``107.9`` in English mentioned in QRM, soon losing to something in Spanish, and usual LAH caused I think by my closest, KCLI, Clinton OK. Eyeballing thru the NRC AM Log 1320 listings, I don`t find any translator or other // on 107.9 mentioned. So let`s search thru all the WTFDA FM Database 107.9 listings, whether there are any matches with a 1320 station? Yes!
KELQ Flandreau SD with KELO 107.9 Sioux Falls.
W300BL Manchester TN with ``Thunder 1320`` [WMSR].
Certainly KELQ would be the one audible here on SRS.
I remember from TVDXing of KELO or some SD station, that Flandreau is pronounced Flan-drew.
However, when hunting thru the NRC Log I noticed a 107.1, possibly misheard as 107.9? That would be KVMC 1320 Colorado City TX, // KAUM 107.1 (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
UNIDENTIFIED. 1610, April 14 at 0530 UT, open carrier with hum loops NE/SW, a new TIS transmitter around here? Not strong but too much and too steady to be CHHA Toronto. Not there when rechecked after sunrise circa 1300 UT. Possibly a local device, but haven`t heard it on 1610 before (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1555 UT April 14
Enviado porGlenn Hauser - firstname.lastname@example.org
** ANGUILLA. 11775, April 13 at 1406, no signal from CBB with PMS or DGS; ho, hum (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** BANGLADESH. 15505, April 13 at 1359, Bangladesh Betar IS, poor signal, but plenty to audiblize its mistimesignal ending today at 1359:47, opening Urdu (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGST)
** CHINA [non]. 15700, April 13 at 1401, CRI English via CUBA, with noise from self-imposed crackling --- antenna wires shorting in the breeze? A recurrent problem, one of countless at the Cuban sites. I compare to same program not crackling on 17630 via EAST TURKISTAN [not Mali], and find Cuba is two seconds behind (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA. 15730, April 13 at 1325, 1400 chex, no signal from RHC on its newest frequency which started and was heard yesterday. So much for that. 15370 and 15230 are propagating well with contentious speech from Raúl; also 15700 CRI after 1400. RHC not back on 17730 either (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** CUBA [and non]. 7405, Monday April 13 at 0605, R. Martí is on, plus wall-of-noise jamming; likewise 6030 with even heavier comparative jamming. So much for the Monday morning silent period 03-09 UT, which we observed a biweek ago as A-15 started, and which was confirmed in HFCC as 6030 and 7405/5980 were daily except 03-09 UT for Day 2. The latest edition dated 13 April still shows this, but effective as of 3 April rather than 29 March --- anyhow, no longer in effect, despite out-date still shown as being 24 Oct (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** FRANCE. RFI resumes English on SW: April 13 at 0559 on 13725, fair signal, I am surprised to hear RFI introducing a ``Paris Live`` broadcast in English for Monday 13 April, still past 0602 -- mistake, wrong feed? No, apparently escaping our notice until now, RFI has registered four English broadcasts for A-15, all from ISSoudun, azimuths a variety, each a different target:
06-07 13725 170
16-17 15485 85
17-18 15690 160
18-19 5985 345
Perhaps from a few months` relay via Global 24, RFI discovered there is still an audience on SW? Mike Cooper had heard them online announcing new English broadcasts at 14 & 16, but said nothing about SW. Now Mike replies to the above news:
``Glenn: Thanks for pointing this out. I have been able to listen to "Paris Live PM" through the RFI English audio stream. The English-language hour airs at 1400 and 1600 UTC. The RFI English feed carries an hour of RFI Musique at 1500 UTC.
Given this schedule, I don't know what "English" RFI would be broadcasting at 1700 and 1800 UTC, though it's possible they would just rebroadcast the 1600 UTC English hour.
In listening, I have found that the "Paris Live PM" broadcast is largely a regurgitation of the earlier English broadcast, with little new content. In fact, I have heard some news packages repeated several times in the same hour.
The last hour of the morning RFI English broadcasts is repeated on the
English internet stream, meaning that I can listen from 1300 to 1500 UTC and hear a repeat of the last hour of the morning English broadcast and then hear the first live broadcast of "Paris Live PM." -Mike``.
But beware: RFI previously registered as own English, broadcasts which were really TAIWAN relays, now cancelled? Ivo Ivanov replies: ``last 3 transmissions are former Radio Taiwan International broadcasts in A-14 -- 73! Ivo Ivanov`` (Glenn Hauser, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** PERU. 4790-, April 13 at 0612, presumed R. Visión, now with some music audible amidst the CODAR, and carrier still shaky (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. 7345-SSB, April 13 at 1307, NNN0HZS calling station after station in a Navy MARS net, last three of call always fonetikally so certain. Has some weak carrier from a broadcaster partly demodulating it (CNR1 Beijing and/or Myanmar), but need BFO too. NNN0HZS is apparently a substitute or relay for the NCS. Yahoo search on call goes nowhere, but switching to Google gets a single one:
Jerry in Tennessee, logged on ``40 meters`` on 20121222:
http://www.hamlog.eu/NT6H (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1768 monitoring: confirmed new time of 2100 Sunday April 12 on WRMI 15770 (and this time something else on 7570: I was able to hear both on the G8 inside the Enid Symphony Hall during a performance of `Pirates of Penzance`; helps to be on the fifth floor balcony not far from windows). WOR also still Sunday at 2300 on 11580 WRMI.
Tried 5109, WBCQ circa 0200 UT Monday April 13, and it was just barely audible, but sounded like Johnny Lightning. Listening instead to Area 51 webcast at 0302, wrong WOR 1767 starts playing, last week`s edition, and continues to 0331 or so.
Even discounting storm noise level, 5109 must be from a much weaker transmitter than the previous one closer to 5110 (and having heard Brother Scare at various early and late hours on 5109, I check April 13 at 0610, but now appears to be off.) Next WORs:
Tue 1100 WRMI 9955
Wed 0630 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 1315 WRMI 9955
Wed 1430 HLR 7265-CUSB Hamburger Lokalradio
Wed 2100 WBCQ 7490v
Thu 0330 WRMI 9955 [or 1769 if ready in time]
(Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
** U S A. Global 24 chex Sunday April 12:
11825 after 2300 with Jazz, so apparently `from the Left`
5850 after 2300, `Democracy Now`, like Saturday, this weekday-only program is replaying from unknown date (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)
This report dispatched at 1552 UT April 13
Enviado por: Glenn Hauseremail@example.com